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  • May 11, 2016

£1,150 donated to Northern Irish hospital unit

£1,150 donated to Northern Irish hospital unit

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Staff and participants on our Steps 2 Success and Work Route NI services recently tackled a gruelling hike to raise money for a local hospital unit.

16 intrepid walkers completed the 10 mile journey along the Towpath from Portadown on Saturday.

They were walking in aid of the Mandeville Unit at Craigavon Area Hospital, which provides cancer treatment services to local residents. Their efforts helped to raise £1,150 for the Unit.

Pictured above are (clockwise from back left) a Mandeville Unit Nurse, James McLaughlin (Employment Advisor) and Hannah Murtagh (Employment & Skills Trainer); Rebecca Richardson (Steps 2 Success participant), a Mandeville Unit Nurse and William Rooney (Steps 2 Success participant).

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Rebecca commented: “It was amazing. I loved raising money for charity and making new friends.”

Another walker, Evelyn Simpson said: “The walk was great – walking with people who you made friends with and supporting each other as a team.”

The walk took four hours in total and was completed in dry, bright weather – moments before the heavens opened!

Many thanks to all who donated their time, effort and many to the cause.

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